Canadian Immigration Programs for Self-Employed Persons
Canada's federal and provincial governments provide immigration programs for individuals who are self-employed in certain industries.
This CanadaVisa page contains an overview of permanent residence options for self-employed persons.
To qualify for business immigration to Canada under the Self-Employed Persons Program, an applicant must demonstrate that he or she has relevant agricultural, artistic, or athletic experience that will allow the applicant to be successfully self-employed in Canada and to make a significant contribution to his or her field.
The Quebec Self-Employed category of Canadian immigration was designed to allow qualified individuals the opportunity to obtain Canadian permanent residence provided that they can effectively establish themselves in the Province of Quebec by practicing a trade or profession for their own account.
Provinces and territories across Canada operate what is called the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The PNP enables provinces and territories to nominate immigration candidates who can support their economies. Some provinces and territories offer streams to self-employed persons.
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